Matthew Barr MacNaughton

RankSergeant 1479
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches (1916)
regimentQueen’s Own Glasgow Yeomanry
Military Service

1909 Seems to have joined QORGY about Jan or Feb 1909
He probably served in ‘A’ Squadron who embarked from Southampton on SS Nirvana for Le Havre on 31st August 1915 as part of 24th Division. If so he probably took part in the Battle of Loos in September 1915 but nothing is known of the circumstances of his death.


c1885, Glasgow

Death19th February 1916
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action

BurialMenin Road South Military Cemetery, I. G. 23

His parents chose to have the phrase ‘To memory dear’ added to his gravestone.

CWGC Information



Henry McNaughton (c1853-1936) and Alice Watson (c1851-1944)

Father's Occupation

Baillie, Justice of the Peace, Ironmonger & Drysalter of MacNaughton & Watson, 423 Gallowgate, Glasgow (1895)


Henry (1879-1920), Jessie (c1883- ), Douglas (c1889-1961)




High School of Glasgow


After school he seems to have become an electrical engineer for several years before joining the family firm of MacNaughton & Watson.

1891 Census

Gallowgate Street, Glasgow

1901 Census

134 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow

1911 Census

134 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow

Home Address

1916 – 101 Armadale Street, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to The High School of Glasgow, Ancestry (, Findmypast (, etc, etc

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

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The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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